A Citrus County schoolteacher has been secretly hosting a podcast that espouses racist views, and she used it brag about being a teacher, the Huffington Post reports.
The website identified the teacher as Dayanna Volitich, 25, who teaches social studies at Crystal River Middle School. It said she hosts the "Unapologetic" podcast under the pseudonym "Tiana Dalichov."
A photo on the Dalichov Twitter account (now deleted) matches Volitich's staff photo on the school's website, down to the earrings being worn, the Post noted. It also noted the names "Dayanna Volitich" and "Tiana Dalichov" are almost anagrams.
In the most recent episode of the podcast, Volitich agreed with a guest who criticized the idea that “a kid from Nigeria and a kid who came from Sweden are supposed to learn exactly the same” and have the “same IQ.” She also argued that "science" has proved some races are smarter than others.
Volitich also bragged in the podcast about being a teacher, and said she lied to a principal after parents complained she had introduced her political views into her classroom, the website said. She also said more white nationalists need to become teachers.
The Post said it had tried to contact Volitich and "Dalichov" for comment but got no response. Social media accounts under both names had been deleted.
The website said it contacted the school district. Scott Hebert, executive director of educational services for the Citrus County School District, told the site it could not confirm that “Dalichov” was Volitich but said the district “will be looking into the statements she made, checking the validity to see if they violate our code of ethics and policy.”